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Here’s every first big league hit of 2020

August 4, 2020

Players always remember their first hit and these players won't be any exception. Even if the 2020 season is unconventional, there's something special about a player collecting his first hit in the Majors. Here's a list of all the players who have collected their first hit during the 2020 season.

Players always remember their first hit and these players won't be any exception. Even if the 2020 season is unconventional, there's something special about a player collecting his first hit in the Majors.

Here's a list of all the players who have collected their first hit during the 2020 season.

Aug. 4
Andy Young, INF, D-backs
(No. 17 prospect)
A 37th-round pick from the 2016 Draft, Young has shown power throughout his Minor League career and hit 50 homers over the past two seasons. The 26-year-old didn't go yard for his first career hit, but did show off some power as his double had an exit velocity of 107 mph. More »

Aug. 4
Jo Adell, OF, Angels
(No. 1 prospect)
Adell didn't waste any time as he picked up his first career hit in his first Major League at-bat. The highly touted prospect showed off his speed as he beat out an infield single. More »

Aug. 2
Nick Madrigal, 2B, White Sox
(No. 4 prospect)
Madrigal has long been lauded for his offensive ability and picked up the first of what many suspect will be a plethora of career hits on Sunday. The 23-year-old, who hit .311 across three levels in 2019, showed off his two-strike approach and went the other way for his first career hit. More »

July 31
Chadwick Tromp, C, Giants

Tromp, who signed with the Reds out of Aruba in 2014, signed with the Giants in January, and he notched his first career hit in his second game. Now in his eighth pro season, the 25-year-old slashed .257/.321/.381 in his Minor League career.

July 29
Andrés Giménez, SS, Mets
(No. 3 prospect)
Giménez lined one the other way to pick up the first hit of his young career. The 21-year-old signed with the Mets in 2015 and spent the entirety of the 2019 season with Double-A Binghamton, where he hit .250 over 117 games. More »

July 28
Santiago Espinal, 2B/SS, Blue Jays
(No. 21 prospect)
In the first full game of his career, and his second start, the 25-year-old infielder singled to left in the ninth inning as the Blue Jays beat the Nationals, 5-1. More »

July 28
Alex Jackson, C, Braves
(No. 22 prospect)
Jackson had to wait a while to put his name in the hit column. After going 0-for-13 in 2019, the 2014 sixth-overall Draft pick began this year by striking out in each of his first four plate appearances. He smoked a double down the left-field line for his first hit, then, for good measure, picked up his second hit a few innings later. More »

July 28
Daniel Johnson, OF, Indians
(No. 13 prospect)
In his second big league start, Johnson sent a 96 mph fastball from White Sox right-hander Dylan Cease right back through the box at 95 mph for a base hit. The 25-year-old New Mexico State product finished 1-for-2 in the Indians’ 4-3 win. More »

July 27
Tyler Stephenson, C, Reds
(No. 3 prospect)
Stephenson joined a couple of short lists as he went deep in his first career at-bat. While few players in all of baseball have homered in their first trip to the plate, just three Reds have ever done it, and Stephenson was the first to do so since Ted Tappe in 1950. More »

July 26
Jake Cronenworth, SS/RHP, Padres
(No. 17 prospect)
Why waste any time? Cronenworth picked up his first hit, an RBI double, in his first career at-bat. The Padres two-way prospect entered the game as a pinch runner, in the eighth, then came through at the plate in the ninth. More »

July 26
Jose Marmolejos, 1B, Mariners

After 840 games in the Minors, Marmolejos finally got the call to make his Major League debut. The 27-year-old went 0-for-3 in his debut, but went 1-for-5 in his second game. Unfortunately, Marmolejos got a bit overzealous and was thrown out trying to stretch his first career hit into a double. More »

July 25
Edward Olivares, OF, Padres
(No. 19 prospect)
Olivares wasn't in the Opening Day lineup but the 24-year-old out of Venezuela whistled a 109.7 mph double down the left-field line for his first career hit in his first big league game. More »

July 25
William Contreras, C, Braves
(No. 9 prospect)
Contreras certainly picked a good time to come up with his first career hit. The 22-year-old catcher came up clutch with a run-scoring double in the 10th inning of the Braves' win over the Mets. More »

July 24
Luis Robert, OF, White Sox
(No. 1 prospect)
The first swing of Robert's career resulted in ball that was hit harder (115.8 mph) than all but one by any White Sox player in the entire 2019 season. Baseball's No. 3 overall prospect later laced a doubled off the base of the wall to finish 2-for-4. More »

July 24
Shogo Akiyama, OF, Reds

Akiyama hit .321 over five seasons in Japan, so clearly he knows how to swing the bat. The Reds signed the outfielder to a three-year, $21 million deal in January, and he promptly drove in a run with a base hit in his first career at-bat. More »

July 24
Yoshi Tsutsugo, OF, Rays

After an impressive career in Japan, Tsutsugo signed with the Rays in December and made his debut on Opening Day. The 28-year-old wasted no time making an impact as he came through with a two-run homer. More »

July 24
Evan White, 1B, Mariners
(No. 4 prospect)
After inking an extension in the offseason, White had a pretty good idea that he'd be on the Mariners Opening Day roster and in the lineup. So, while it was expected he'd get the opportunity, he still had to produce. It took White a few at-bats to get his first hit, but he did mange to do so on Opening Day as he came through with a single in the ninth inning. More »